The Bobcat-320 is a small, high performance shortwave infrared camera.
Semiconductor crystal grid defects cause low-level photon emission. Low-level photon emission takes place exactly in the most sensitive realm of SWIR cameras fitted with Thermo-Electrically cooled InGaAs or HgCdTe area sensors.
Such sensors are therefore well suited for failure analysis and quality assurance tasks in semiconductor manufacturing. The positive results of these procedures are successfully migrated to the economical characterization of nano-technology devices.
SWIR imagers were initially used in the telecommunications industry as they are sensitive to the 1550 nm light typically used in optical fibres. Nowadays, SWIR imaging is used in a wide variety of applications in semiconductor and solar cell industry:
We offer the Bobcat-series and the Cougar-640 for these applications.
Our Bobcat-320, Bobcat-640-CL & Bobcat-640-GigE are very small and lightweight SWIR InGaAs cameras. They consume very little power and are cheaper than other cooled SWIR cameras. Therefore, customers continuously find new applications for system integration where cost, size and power are critical. The Bobcat answer to the need of flexibility in terms of data and control interfaces with its GigE or CameraLink interface.
The Cougar-640 is launched for failure analysis using photoemission and light emission. These demanding applications, where very low light levels need to be measured, require cameras with very low dark current, lowest noise and best response in the SWIR range. All of these features are now combined in one single camera, the Cougar-640.